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Upper Lachlan Shire

Employment by industry (Total)

In Upper Lachlan Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,199 local jobs in 2017/18.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Upper Lachlan Shire. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Upper Lachlan Shire regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Upper Lachlan Shire's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
Upper Lachlan Shire2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,19940.92.21,10440.32.2+95
Mining00.01.150.21.2-5
Manufacturing1404.86.51124.18.0+28
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services311.10.9321.21.10
Construction2006.89.31696.28.2+31
Wholesale Trade421.43.2491.84.2-7
Retail Trade1685.710.01716.210.1-3
Accommodation and Food Services1685.77.51495.57.1+19
Transport, Postal and Warehousing662.34.8833.05.2-17
Information Media and Telecommunications291.02.2321.22.6-3
Financial and Insurance Services80.35.0170.65.1-8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services100.41.7130.51.8-2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services953.38.7953.58.30
Administrative and Support Services652.23.4441.63.5+22
Public Administration and Safety1434.95.81264.66.0+17
Education and Training1836.29.11806.68.2+3
Health Care and Social Assistance2528.613.32338.511.7+19
Arts and Recreation Services140.51.6180.71.7-4
Other Services1133.93.71083.93.9+6

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (total) by industry 2017/18
Employment (total) by industry 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.2% Mining, New South Wales: 1.1% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 6.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.9% Construction, New South Wales: 9.3% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.2% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 10.0% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 4.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.7% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.8% Education and Training, New South Wales: 9.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 13.3% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.6% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Upper Lachlan Shire: 40.9% Mining, Upper Lachlan Shire: 0.0% Manufacturing, Upper Lachlan Shire: 4.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: 1.1% Construction, Upper Lachlan Shire: 6.8% Wholesale Trade, Upper Lachlan Shire: 1.4% Retail Trade, Upper Lachlan Shire: 5.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: 5.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Upper Lachlan Shire: 2.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Upper Lachlan Shire: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: 0.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: 0.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: 3.3% Administrative and Support Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: 2.2% Public Administration and Safety, Upper Lachlan Shire: 4.9% Education and Training, Upper Lachlan Shire: 6.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Upper Lachlan Shire: 8.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: 0.5% Other Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: 3.9%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Upper Lachlan Shire: +95 Mining, Upper Lachlan Shire: -5 Manufacturing, Upper Lachlan Shire: +28 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: 0 Construction, Upper Lachlan Shire: +31 Wholesale Trade, Upper Lachlan Shire: -7 Retail Trade, Upper Lachlan Shire: -3 Accommodation and Food Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: +19 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Upper Lachlan Shire: -17 Information Media and Telecommunications, Upper Lachlan Shire: -3 Financial and Insurance Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: -8 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: -2 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: 0 Administrative and Support Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: +22 Public Administration and Safety, Upper Lachlan Shire: +17 Education and Training, Upper Lachlan Shire: +3 Health Care and Social Assistance, Upper Lachlan Shire: +19 Arts and Recreation Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: -4 Other Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: +6
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Upper Lachlan Shire in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,199 people or 40.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (252 people or 8.6%)
  • Construction (200 people or 6.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 1,652 people in total or 56.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 2.2% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 13.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 9.3% in Construction.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Upper Lachlan Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (40.9% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.3% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (0.3% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (8.6% compared to 13.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Upper Lachlan Shire increased by 190 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest change in the jobs held by local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Upper Lachlan Shire was for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+95 local workers)

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